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225 K-12 schools, colleges face ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

At least 218 public schools and 42 colleges and universities are reporting Monday new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Department of Health...

Gonorrhea cases increase in Michigan, causing alarm

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is raising alarms about a 22% increase in gonorrhea cases.  In 2019, Michigan reported 18,264 gonorrhea...

As Legislature returns, Whitmer wants $100M in COVID-19 relief 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping lawmakers returning from their hunting break this week will focus on COVID-19 relief, unemployment benefits, a mask mandate and...

Duggan says Detroit is preparing for 5K COVID-19 vaccinations a day

Detroit will be one of the first cities in the country to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available. But Mayor Mike Duggan says...

Former Sen. Casperson dies

Tom Casperson, a Republican former member of the state House and Senate, died Sunday of lung cancer. Casperson, of Escanaba, worked at his family's log...

Immigration advocates push Biden to bring back DACA and expand it

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate a former President Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought...

Rick Haglund: Restoring Michigan’s economy will require more federal COVID-19 relief

President Donald Trump whined during an Oct. 27 campaign rally in Lansing that there was too much television news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON—More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare...

State settles lawsuit seeking former AG Schuette’s private emails

Years after a lawsuit was filed by a liberal advocacy group seeking former Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s private emails, Attorney General Dana Nessel...

Bolden says she has COVID-19 after exposure in House

State Rep. Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield) has tested positive for COVID-19, the lawmaker shared in a tweet Tuesday evening. Bolden says she got tested after receiving...

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